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In 1774, the Qing emperor Qianlong established his seventh outlying temple, Shuxiang Temple. Modeled on a temple of the same name on the sacred Mount Wutai, this complex became the Emperor's family temple and was officiated solely in the Manchu language. A plan for the conservation and use of Shuxiang temple is part of the application of the China Principles at Chengde. Photo: Li Linlli.